Celebrating outstanding buildings and places

Community Projects

The Design and Craftsmanship Awards appreciate that people and communities influence the character and nature of ‘place’.

A successful community project which has engaged local people throughout the decision-making, design and building processes should be recognised and celebrated.

For the purposes of the awards the word ‘project’ includes any structure whether new, re-used, retro-fitted or refurbished, converted or conserved; or any significant public realm project, such as streetscape works, new or restored parks, etc.

There is no fee to nominate a community project for a DCA; submissions can be made by the general public and community group members, which may include civic societies, residents’ associations, town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums, building preservation trusts, community councils, development trusts, local history societies, community arts groups and other community based voluntary organisations.